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Northern Ireland’s High Court has refused an application for judicial review where it was alleged that a same-sex couple suffered discrimination after being denied access to a publicly-funded IVF scheme. The court found that the criteria for obtaining access to the scheme were rational and pro

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Plans to disregard historic convictions related to consensual sexual activity between men have been put out to consultation. Affected persons and representative organisations have been invited to provide input to inform the final recommendations of a working group which is examining the development

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A newly-announced blanket ban on transgender women participating in Irish rugby may amount to unlawful discrimination, legal rights organisation FLAC has warned. The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) yesterday published an updated gender participation policy which states that players "are only permi

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Solicitors and barristers were among those taking to the streets of Belfast on Saturday for the city's largest ever Pride parade, which attracted tens of thousands of people in its first post-pandemic appearance.

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Law Centre NI has announced plans to take part in the Belfast Pride parade for the first time, using this year's event to show its support for refugees and asylum seekers. During Pride Week, the law centre will highlight the struggles faced by LGBTQIA+ refugee and asylum seekers, who have often been

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland will participate in this month's Belfast Pride Parade for the first time in its history. Many lawyers have joined the parade in recent years as part of groups such as Lawyers with Pride, which was established in 2016, but the Society itself has never taken part in

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Lawyers have been encouraged to join Dublin Pride 2022 to continue "the fight for equality and justice" in Ireland and across the world. The OUTLaw Network, which brings together LGBT+ people and allies in the Irish legal sector, will participate in the march through Dublin city centre this Saturday

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The UK Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a high-profile case aimed at preventing the prescription of puberty-blocking drugs to transgender children under the age of 16. In Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, lawyers for Keira Bell – a woman who said she regretted taking pubert

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Legal rights group FLAC has launched a free legal advice and advocacy service for LGBTQI+ people on a pilot basis. The clinic will provide tailored legal advice and information to LGBTQI+ individuals in areas such as family law, gender recognition and access to healthcare.

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Therapy used to attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been outlawed in France. The country's parliament endorsed a law backed by President Macron's ruling party to bring an end to the practice.

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Convictions imposed on people for consensual homosexual activity under former laws will be included in a scheme for “righting the wrongs of the past”, the UK's home secretary Priti Patel is to announce. Ms Patel said more people would have convictions for same-sex sexual activity removed

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A new law providing for transgender prisoners in California to be housed and searched in a manner consistent with their gender identity has been challenged as unconstitutional by an anti-trans campaign group.

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